Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/13/14
Before I get into this week’s list of stuff to read, I wanted to reach out to all of my esteemed, intelligent, and radically good looking readers to ask them for a little feedback.
I plan on giving this website a “face-lift” in the near future with the help of my friends from Copter Labs, who built this site from scratch way back in 2010.
I have a few things that jump out at me:
1. Make the site more compatible for those who log on through their iPad or iPhone.
2. Upgrade some of the aesthetics like the font (I want to make the font larger), getting rid of some of the superfluous stuff on the home page like the link to Flickr and my YouTube page, as well changing the standard “bald-strength-coach-tough-guy-who-crosses-his-arms” picture that’s plastered on the front.
For all I know that scares more people away than welcomes them.
3. And then there are some backend things like updating the NewsLetter software and including more links to LOLCats….;o)
I’m wondering, though: is there anything YOU’D like to see change? Anything I’m missing or need to improve on (Note: calling me out on grammar mistakes doesn’t count!).
I’d really appreciate some feedback in the comments section below.
10 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science – Various People Smarter Than Myself.
Does fat make you fat?
What about carbohydrates?
Just because something is “gluten-free” means it’s healthier, right? Ahem, soda is gluten free.
I enjoyed this article, because for starters it includes one of my man-crushes, Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, but also because it debunks MANY of the most common myths out there (like the ones mentioned above).
Ladies, What’s YOUR Goal? - Emily Socolinsky
For those who read this site regularly, Emily shouldn’t be a stranger. I link to a lot of her work because I respect the hell out of her, and think she’s a powerful advocate for women and strength training.
This was a wonderful commentary on the batshit-craziness of some women and how they can be snarky, judgmental, a-holes, and otherwise act like they’re in Junior High School all over again.
My Butt is Doing What? Squats and Butt Wink - Ann Wendel
Very succinct and to-the-point article by Ann on something which is common in the weight-training community: the butt wink!
Many people glide towards the idea that the hamstrings are the biggest culprit….which they are not!
Ann breaks down a handful of the most common reasons and how to address them